Gin Judging for The Peoples Drink Awards in London

Masons Gin

After seeing catching a glimpse of newsletter tittle mentioning Gin Judging, whilst scrolling through my 300 odd emails I get every day, I clicked through to find out more. The peoples choice drinks awards were back for a second year, and looking for judges to help crown this year’s favourite. You had to submit an […]

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Cardiff in the sky dinning and cocktail experience in April 2019

Dinner in the sky Brussels

There’s a dinning experience coming to town in April, that is like no other Cardiff has hosted previously. For 5 days from April 10th 2019, some of the best independent food and drink venue’s in Cardiff will be taking to the sky, offering breakfast, afternoon tea, fine dinning and cocktails on a table raised 100ft […]

Höst Copenhagen Restaurant Review

Scallop dish at Host Copenhagen

Apart from Warpigs, we had been living off market food and just grabbing a bite to eat as and when we could since landing in Copenhagen, but I wanted to at least have one experience of Nordic cooking on our 3 day trip. After a bit of googling and a recommendation from a friend we […]

Warpigs BBQ and Brewpub Review – Copenhagen

Warpigs bbq side dishes Copenhagen

I saw Warpigs on a Netflix food show, starring American hip hop star Action Bronson not too long ago and when we booked a trip to Copenhagen I put it on my hit-list of places to visit. I didn’t realise at the time that the venue was a collaboration between one of my favourite Danish […]

Nikka Whisky and Gin Tasting and Cocktail Judging at Lab22 Cardiff

Nikka whisky and gin tasting at lab22 Cardiff

The Nikka brand and distillery is responsible for my recent obsession with Japanese spirits and alcohol. It was the first Japanese whisky I tried and subsequently the only whisky that isn’t Welsh in my home bar with the entry but delicious level Nikka from the Barrel. I’m not sure whether it’s the resemblance of the […]

Middle Eastern Lamb Lollipops with Fragrant Yogurt Recipe

Middle Eastern Spiced Welsh Lamb lollipop recipe

Middle Eastern Lamb Lollipops Ingredients   Around 8 lamb cutlets. I used Welsh Lamb from my local market in Cardiff 1 tsp Aleppo pepper 1 tsp Urfa Biber / Urfa Pepper 1 tsp ground cumin 1 teaspoon sumac 1 salted lemon diced finely 1 large garlic clove grated finely 3 tsp pomegranate molasses 3 tsp […]

Mulled Negroni Recipe – Christmas Cocktail Ideas

Mulled negroni recipe

I usually knock up a batch of mulled wine or cider for Christmas dinner every year but I fancied trying something different this year. Seeing that I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for gin, I thought I’d try mulling some of the juniper based spirit. As gin usually comes with tonic, which isn’t […]

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Albert Adria’s Cakes and Bubbles Review at Hotel Cafe Royal – London

Adrian Albert's Desserts at Cakes and Bubbles - Hotel Cafe Royal - London

By a stroke of luck, we found out recently that Albert Adria was opening his first restaurant outside of Spain, after watching Top 50 best restaurants in the world on Netflix. We watched the episode on Albert and how he went from being awarded the best pastry chef in the world, working alongside his older […]

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Head of Steam Review in Cardiff

Gin and tonic at Head of Steam Cardiff

With the almost monthly opening of new cocktail bars on High Street Cardiff, it was a welcome addition to have the Head of Steam bar opening up next door to Beelzebubs on Church street this week. There’s lots of change going on down that neck of the woods in the city centre, with a lot […]

A Christmas Gin Gift List

Home gin bar

I thought I’d make a gin hit list for anyone looking for the best gin to buy for Christmas this year, whether you’re looking to purchase some new and exciting gin for your home bar or for a gin lover in your life, they would make the ideal gift this year. My Christmas gin list […]